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Safety Quiz

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ASI Safety Quiz

Night Operations

Flying at night can be a magical experience: The air is typically smooth and the view can be breathtaking over well-lit terrain. Of course, night flying does require certain skills, especially when ground lights are sparse. Take this quiz to help you prepare for your next night flight.

1. You are on a cross-country flight with a passenger. The sun sets at 6:15 p.m. If you are not night current, you must land by ____.

2. The light-sensitive cells in the eye that make night vision possible are called ____.

3. To allow time for eyes to fully adjust to darkness, the FAA recommends avoiding bright sources of light for at least ____ minutes prior to a night flight.

4. When flying at night, the FAA recommends the use of oxygen above ____ feet msl.

5. The additional equipment required by FAA regulations for night VFR flight includes: spare fuses, anti-collision lights, ____, and ____.

6. Select the correct location and color of aircraft position lights.

7. You may not begin a night VFR flight unless you have enough fuel to fly to the first point of intended landing, and then fly after that for at least ____ minutes.

8. A(n) ____ approach to landing is made over water or non-lighted terrain where the runway lights are the only source of light.

9. An instrument rating is required to obtain a special VFR clearance at night.

10. Select military operations areas (MOAs) include training known as ____, which involves military aircraft conducting exercises at night without their exterior lighting illuminated.